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Bach to ask for stormwater vote

Following voter rejection of the proposed Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority on Nov. 4, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will bring forward a detailed “Financing Plan for High Priority Unfunded CIP” at Monday’s City Council work session. Bach will ask that “that City Council refer an item to the April 2015 Municipal election requesting voter… Continue Reading Bach to ask for stormwater vote

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Real estate transactions completed

Marty Chase, Realtor with Weichert Realtors, was the buyer’s agent in the sale last month of three vacant land parcels in El Paso County, including 38 acres at the Forest Meadows subdivision. Colorado Morley Returns sold the 38 acres to Dillondon, and Craig Anderson of NAI Highland represented the seller. The sales price was $731,220. Terra… Continue Reading Real estate transactions completed

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AAA forecasts jump in Colorado Thanksgiving travel

AAA Colorado projects 752,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home during Thanksgiving weekend, a 3.5 percent increase over 2013. Almost 650,000 of travelers will celebrate the holiday with a road trip and will enjoy the lowest gas prices in four years. Nationally, AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving… Continue Reading AAA forecasts jump in Colorado Thanksgiving travel

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Colorado Springs is among the 10 U.S. cities with fastest growing rent, though residential units in the city remain below the national average, according to a recent study. Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Colorado Springs is $850, 11 percent lower than the national average of $950, according to the report by Apartment List.… Continue Reading Local rents below average, among fastest growing

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National retailer expands to Springs

Conn’s HomePlus arrives in Colorado Springs, Friday, Nov. 28, making it the company’s sixth Colorado location since April and its second Colorado store outside the Denver area. The expansion will create about 30 area jobs. The new store at 345 North Academy Blvd. will host its grand opening on Black Friday. The first 100 people… Continue Reading National retailer expands to Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Raso resigns from Business Alliance

Joe Raso resigned Tuesday as the president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the job he has held since moving here in May 2012. “On behalf of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Business Alliance, we ask for the continued support of our member investors and supporters as… Continue Reading Raso resigns from Business Alliance

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Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen formally launched her mayoral campaign Monday evening at Qualtek Manufacturing on North Nevada. A crowd of about 150 supporters listened appreciatively as Lathen spoke, frequently interrupting her with applause. She was introduced by Qualtek owners Tom and Mary Fagnant, followed by Rep. Bob Gardner and former Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

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Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

Colorado Springs’ lodging occupancy rate increased by 3.3 percent over 2013, year-to-date, according to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The rate, which is just below 66 percent, is below the state average occupancy rate of 71 percent, however. The highest reported occupancy rate was Loveland at 81.1 percent. The lowest reported… Continue Reading Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

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The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado is hosting a networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Texas T-Bone, 5245 N. Academy Blvd. Titled “Elevating Small Business, to LIFT local economy, a news release from the chamber states, “This is a great time to come meet fellow members and enjoy the company of other business… Continue Reading Chamber hosts networking event

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